iMac 2015 21,5 Gaming Performance

padaxax

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Hello,

I actually have an iMac 21,5 inch 2013 with Iris Pro. I love this machine. I am not a gamer rather I am only a causal gamer of Blizzard Games. E.g. I am used to play WoW. In this game i get stable 60 FPS with ultra settings and shadows and water reflection off and some other minor tweaks.

I wonder how much better the current Iris Pro 6200 is in comparison with the older Iris Pro. Especially I would like to know how it reacts in the game I mentioned above.

Thank you
 

padaxax

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On OSX - I found a little .wtf command that helps to push fps with just integrated graphics
 

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On OSX - I found a little .wtf command that helps to push fps with just integrated graphics
Mind sharing this? I play WoW on my rMBP (specs in sig) at 1920x1200, it does okay on low/fair, I'd like to push a bit more while keeping the same fps if it's possible.
 

iemcj

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Hello,

I actually have an iMac 21,5 inch 2013 with Iris Pro. I love this machine. I am not a gamer rather I am only a causal gamer of Blizzard Games. E.g. I am used to play WoW. In this game i get stable 60 FPS with ultra settings and shadows and water reflection off and some other minor tweaks.

I wonder how much better the current Iris Pro 6200 is in comparison with the older Iris Pro. Especially I would like to know how it reacts in the game I mentioned above.

Thank you
It's not just called "iris pro", It's the Iris Pro 5200. Both are pretty weak cards BUT the 6200 is better. About 33 percent better depending on how you measure

Detailed breakdown here. You're welcome. ;)
http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=2978&gid2=1783&compare=iris-pro-graphics-6200-mobile-vs-iris-pro-graphics-5200-mobile
 

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Game-debate (and GPU-boss) is a terrible website, their way of comparing GPUs is awful and doesn't really tell you anything, just the specs of the GPUs, which doesn't tell you how it performs, benchmarks do that.

Just look at benchmarks for both 5200 and 6200 and check the difference.